Benjamin C. Zipursky

Benjamin C. Zipursky

James H. Quinn '49 Chair in Legal Ethics; Professor of Law

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
Telephone: 212.636.6106
E-mail:bzipursky@law.fordham.edu
Office: Room 213A

Research & Teaching Areas

Libel/Slander/Defamation; Malpractice; Product Liability; Torts

Bio

Benjamin Zipursky is Professor of Law at Fordham, where he holds the James H. Quinn ’49 Chair in Legal Ethics. He has taught as a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, and Vanderbilt Law School. Professor Zipursky is a leading scholar in torts, jurisprudence, and legal ethics, and has published more than forty articles and chapters on subjects ranging from punitive damages and duty in tort law to the varieties of pragmatism within legal philosophy. He has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad and is the co-author of a leading casebook, Torts: Responsibility and Redress (2d ed. 2008) and The Oxford Introductions to Law: Torts (2010).

Selected Publications

THE OXFORD INTRODUCTIONS TO U.S. LAW: TORTS (2010) (with J. Goldberg)

TORT LAW: RESPONSIBILITIES & REDRESS (Aspen 2008) (2d ed.) (with J. Goldberg & A. Sebok)

Consent v. Closure 96 CORNELL L. REV. 265 (2011) (with H. Erichson)

The Easy Case for Products Liability: A Response to Polinsky & Shavell, 123 HARV. L. REV. 1919 (2010) (with J. Goldberg)

Integrity and the Incongruities of Justice: A Review of DANIEL MARKOVITS, A MODERN LEGAL ETHICS: ADVERSARY ADVOCACY IN A DEMOCRATIC AGE, 119 YALE L. J. 1948 (2010)

Tort as Wrongs, 88 TEXAS L. REV. 917 (2010) (with J. Goldberg)

Practical Perfectionism versus Practical Positivism: The Hart/Fuller Debate at Fifty, 83 N.Y.U. L. REV. 1170 (2008)

Sleight of Hand,  48 WM. & MARY L. REV. 1999 (2007)

A Theory of Punitive Damages, 84 TEX. L. REV. 105 (2005)

Civil Recourse, Not Corrective Justice, 91 GEORGETOWN L. J.  695 (2003)

Pragmatic Conceptualism, 6 LEGAL THEORY 457 (2000)

The Moral of MacPherson (with J. Goldberg), 146 U. PA. L. REV. 1733 (1998)

Rights, Wrongs, and Recourse in the Law of Torts, 51 VAND. L. REV. 1 (1998)